Valley Etain 17.5 & 17.7 RM

Triple Layer plastic expedition sea kayak

The Valley Etain RM is a fast and spacious expedition sea kayak with room for plenty of kit.

Valley Etain RM Sea Kayak

Valley Etain RM

Valley Etain RM Side View Including Hatches
Valley Etain RM Seating System
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Valley Etain


The Valley Etain is a true expedition sea kayak. With a fast v-shaped hull and plenty of storage.


Compared to the older Valley designs we all know, the Valley Etain has better initial stability due to its shallower V section hull and swede form design. Don't be fooled though, the Valley Etain is still a lively ride and will perform in the roughest of sea conditions. The hull also has a moderate amount of rocker which allows you to still have a fun and once on edge the Etain sits on a solid wall of secondary stability and allows you to turn positively and effortlessly.


The Valley Etain is fitted out with everything you would expect to see from a top end expedition sea kayak including 2 day hatches and 2 cavernous bow and stern hatches. In late 2017 the Etain received a facelift, this saw the end of the removable deck pod and now features a built in deck hatch. The new hatch has plenty of room for your camera and snacks, and it ensures the paddler has ample leg room and foot room which is essential. Loaded or unloaded the Valley Etain will paddle equally well, whether you're out for a day trip or have the boat full of gear for weekend expedition.


The Valley Etain also has a drop down skeg. This helps with directional stability in windy conditions. The Skeg blade is large and also wire operated which is longer lasting and easier to replace than standard string operated skegs.


The Valley Etain RM retains all the features of the composite model built in an advanced triple-layer polyethylene construction making it rigid, durable and buoyant.


The Valley Etain RM is available in two sizes 17.5 and 17.7 so there is an Etain for every paddler.


  • Retractable Skeg
  • Adjustable Footrest
  • Padded Seat and thigh braces
  • Adjustable Backrest
  • 4 Hatches
  • Compass recess for fitting optional Silva 70P compass
  • Deck Lines and bungees

Valley Etain 17.5 Dimensions

  • Length 17' 5" / 531cm
  • Width 54cm.
  • Weight 25.5kg.
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 65-100kg Optimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Valley Etain for your weight

Valley Etain 17.7 Dimensions

  • Length 17' 7" / 536cm.
  • Width 54.5cm.
  • Weight 26.5kg.
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 90-135kg Optimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Valley Etain for your weight


Valley Etain RM Colours


Nationwide delivery available for the Valley Etain. The price for delivery will be shown in the website basket prior to checkout. For full details on delivery please see: Delivery Information

Click & Collect - Stores Nationwide

Nationwide Click & Collect available for the Valley Etain. Collection for orders placed online can be made from any of our Canoe Shops UK Stores. For full details on our Click & Collect service, please see: Nationwide Click & Collect

Give us a call on 01202 625256 if you have any questions about the Valley Etain